NBC Renew/Cancel Week 17: Grand Crew is a Bomb of Grand Proportions

One final show joins the fold on the 2022-23 NBC Renew/Cancel this week, as sophomore comedy Grand Crew makes its not-so-grand return. Keep reading to see where it lands.

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:
Grand Crew (0.16)
Young Rock (0.25, 0.22-0.31)

Leans Cancellation:

Leans Renewal:
American Auto (0.32, 0.25-0.38)

Likely Renewal:
Law & Order (0.49, 0.43-0.60)
Lopez vs Lopez (0.29, 0.21-0.33)
Magnum PI (0.28, 0.25-0.36)

Certain Renewal:
Chicago Fire (0.66, 0.58-0.77)
Chicago Med (0.62, 0.56-0.70)
Chicago PD (0.59, 0.51-0.68)
Law & Order: Organized Crime (0.48, 0.41-0.62)
Law & Order: SVU (0.59, 0.50-0.69)
Saturday Night Live (0.77, 0.66-0.98)

Already Canceled/Final Season:
The Blacklist
New Amsterdam

Already Renewed:
La Brea
Night Court
Quantum Leap

Grand Crew: Last week, NBC rolled out season two of Grand Crew in the slot recently vacated by Young Rock. While Young Rock was far from a strong performer itself (and, thus, is predicted to be canceled), Grand Crew manage to drop a full tenth from that show's finale the week prior, scraping a new low - a paltry 0.16 in the demo. It comes as little surprise the Grand Crew had trouble transitioning to Friday nights, seeing as it was extremely weak to begin with last season, and was a very questionable renewal. While The Blacklist managed to save Grand Crew from being the lowest-rated show of the week, its 0.16 is still embarrassing and highly unlikely to inspire NBC to hand it a pickup for season three. NBC has recently been renewing its freshman comedies regardless of their performances, which is probably why Grand Crew got this renewal in the first place; however, they haven't been shy about dumping them when they continued to underperform in season two - both Kenan and Mr. Mayor got the heave-ho last season. Before it adjusted up in the finals, I was highly considering starting Grand Crew as a certain cancellation, but with a weak 0.2 start and Lopez vs Lopez looking unusually low at 8 (making me wonder if we may see some growth in the weeks to follow if Lopez's 0.2 was a mere fluke), I'll show it a bit more mercy: LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Lopez vs Lopez: Speaking of flop ratings, Lopez vs Lopez has gone under the radar a bit as of late. While it has consistently been only a modest ratings performer, it had a rough week last week, with just a 0.21 in the demo - lower than Young Rock has ever gone. It's hard to believe that NBC is very happy with a 0.2 leading off their Friday nights, especially when you consider how much it is likely dropping from the local lead-in. In spite of this, its renewal still seems likely. For starters, as mentioned above, NBC recently been giving second chances to their freshmen comedy series, no matter the ratings. While this strategy is a compete bust that hasn't worked at all for them (they seem to be trying to find their next Cheers, but just keep finding Abby's - remember that show? - instead), I doubt this is the season they change it up. Lopez is the first new NBC comedy since Superstore to get a full-season order, and NBC has bragged about its Peacock performance. The ratings would justify a cancellation here, but it remains a LIKELY RENEWAL nevertheless.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments and vote in the poll of the week!

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